Research Basics Course Begins Transition to Online Availability

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Beginning September 2018, the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) will offer Research Basics training online. Research Basics is currently an in-person three-part series for study team members who work in health-related research. The new online portions of this training will soon be freely available, anytime, anywhere with internet access and will be replacing parts of the in-person training.

“Keeping these learning opportunities interactive and skills-based was one of our top priorities,” says Nicole Exe, MICHR training specialist. “And by offering the training 24/7, study team members no longer need to wait for a specified date and time or travel to a fixed location. They can access the training when and where they need it and as many times as they need it, too.”

The training will remain an interactive learning experience for Study Team members to engage with fundamental concepts in research and practice basic skills, but now they can do so at their own pace.

The transition will be gradual, with the Fundamentals of Data Management session being offered exclusively as an online module beginning in September. The other two sessions, Essential documents & Good Clinical Practice and Conducting and Obtaining Valid Informed Consent, will still be offered in-person in September. Anyone interested in attending these in-person training sessions, being held September 10 and September 17 respectively, can register here. After that, study team members interested in learning fundamental concepts in research will be able to take both Fundamentals of Data Management and Best Practices for Clinical Research: GCP and Essential Documents online. Conducting and Obtaining Valid Informed Consent will continue as an in-person session to be offered periodically.

Study team members can access the Research Basics online modules and other online training offered by MICHR in My LINC using their level-1 passwords. MICHR continues to welcome study team questions about research fundamentals or individual studies at any time.